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But since I do actually have an interest in the subject, I didn’t get too bogged down with the “stuff you oughta know” parts. But that just states the problem another way, or begs the question: So I’ve decided to stop reading this one although I’m not quite finished. But when it does emerge, boy does it ever. Go try to brainwash someone else To conclude, any body who gave this book more than 2 stars hasn’t read nearly enough books.

Because one day you could see it confiscated by the government or stolen by neighbours April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Just have him go for his gun. I went into the book knowing that it was a survivalist manual veiled as a post-apocalyptic world novel, so of course I expected mediocre characters, a plot-driven story and obviously biased politics.

Besidesthe fact that he patritos to fire or hire an editor due to the never ending errors it’s unrealistic one dementional caracters. That’s evident in the part of the story in which a simple traffic stop in North Carolina escalates into a situation in which excitable cops try to kill two startled guys who are guilty wssley no more than driving with expired vehicle registration and harboring unconventional views of their rights. You couldn’t actually use this novel as a guide in a real-life grid down situation, wseley reading it will make you think a lot about what sorts of things you’d need to know.


Rawles is a Constitutionalist Christian libertarian. You learn repercussions to people’s choices. Anyone who voted for Obama would likely shred this for their cat’s litter box.

I learned that stoners like to steal guns to support their habits, so you should trick them into thinking that your guns are guitars because they don’t know anything about guitars and wouldn’t have any reason to steal a guitar, if they were looking for something valuable. There’s a steep learning curve going on right now. Honestly, the story is kind of boring and unrealistic. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

How long before they show up at your place to make you share? Our structure and “Just in time” delivery of food and materials means hospitals do not have a deep reserve of supplies necessary to treat a large number of victims in an emergency. I know that there are others who are smarter, faster and stronger than me.

This inanimate slab of wood and metal should be the most well developed character in the entire story.

This could have been and should have been an interesting book. The LDS church tells it’s members to hang on to some extra food, water, and tools, just in case.

Internet Life magazine, Septemberp. The author is a survivalist, and he clearly has thought this whole thing through, from very detailed passages about guns to medicine, food, energy, clothing, home defense, travel, the rule of law, and on and on and on. James Wesley Rawles can weslry jump in a lake, and if you’re sympathetic to the philosophy behind this novel, then you can, too. The second third of the book is about the early days after what the author calls ‘The Crunch.

None of them are really distinguishable from one another beyond a few simply-described traits: Bad decisions upfront lead to hardship later.


I am not suggesting that the author supports their actions, but they are definitely considered the patriots of the book. I agree that the loss of water, gas and banks would cause chaos Before too long, rioting, looting, and lawlessness spreads from coast to coast, followed quickly by hunger and disease.

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It’s much faster and cheaper, and your brain will thank you for not slogging through this travesty of dead trees. You lose ATMs and gas stations. Later on in the book they have a child at the retreat and they name the kid “Jacob Edward Samuel, Gray”. I learned that having a rose and skull tattoo probably means you’re a homicidal biker.

James Wesley Rawles

Rawles followed Patriots series with the Counter-Caliphate Chronicles novel series. The first translation of Patriots was released in May, Rather than the traditional formula of following the same group of characters farther into the future, he instead uses a novel sequence method that portrays different characters in different geographic regions, but in the same near-future timeframe as in Patriots.

I do believe that this scenario is possible or other catastrophic events that could occur.

This science fiction novel is a geopolitical thriller that is a considerable departure from his previous Patriots thriller novel series. I learned that minorities and women jsmes the most likely to be injured or killed in combat.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The fourth and final sequel in the Patriots novel series is a page book entitled Liberators: This book should appeal to survivalists and militia-types. Aug 09, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 4 comments. The first third of this book was so frightening that I literally had a hard time sleeping I had a similar experience with Octavia Butler’s Parable books.